The days leading up to today have been the most insane for me. I have never been this nervous about anything before. I’ve gone on hot dates, had major surgery, spoken in front of hundreds of people but I have never, ever been this nervous. The anxiety I feel all stems from the fact that this is my first time at a race as a member of the press. I have no idea what the protocol is and I feel like I stick out like a sore thumb. I take solace in the fact that there are so many friggin people here, hopefully I’ll go unnoticed and I won’t get run over by a race car.
So here I sit in the media center, staring out at turn 11 watching as cars racing in the SPEED World Challenge GT practice. FYI: I have no idea what the heck the SPEED World Challenge GT is, although after googling it I’ve pieced together that it’s people racing sports cars like Corvettes, Porsches, etc.
That’s really not what I’m interested in, I’m here for NASCAR and to see as many of the drivers as I can in person. Like right now, there’s a press conference going on for the Raybestos Rookie of the Year Candidates, I think I’m going to go try to catch them.
In the meantime here is the schedule for the Infineon Raceway/NASCAR race weekend:
Friday, June 23
8:10 a.m.-9:20 a.m. Practice